Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Senate Candidate Legally Changes Name to "Pro-Life"
Associated Press: Aspiring Pol Changes Name To Pro-Life:
Idaho Strawberry Farmer Vying For Larry Craig's Senate Seat Trumpets Abortion Stance
A Senate candidate has legally changed his name to Pro-Life and will appear on the ballot that way this year, state election officials say.
As Marvin Pro-Life Richardson, the organic strawberry farmer from Letha, 30 miles northwest of Boise, was denied the use of his middle name when he ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2006 because the state's policy bars the use of slogans on the ballot.
Now, though, officials in the Idaho secretary of state's office say they have no choice because Pro-Life is his full and only name. He says he will run for the highest state office on the ballot every two years for the rest of his life, advocating murder charges for doctors who perform abortions and for women who obtain the procedure.
Unlike many anti-choice politicians, Mr. Richardson apparently does not shy away from addressing whether women should be punished for abortions. See also this post: Republican Debate: No! Not the "Should the Woman Be Punished for Abortion" Question! Run away!